Overriding interests and the Land Registration Act 2002

Overriding interests affect registered land. They are a statutory creation, initially under the Land Registration Act 1925, which was replaced by the Land Registration Act 2002, supported by the Land Registration Rules 2003 (SI 2003/1417). Overriding interests are not protected on the land register, but bind a party who acquires an interest in the land.

This practice note explains the different categories of overriding interests under the Land Registration Act 1925 and the Land Registration Act 2002. It also contains important action points for practitioners to protect interests that lost their overriding status after 12 October 2013.


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